Aristocrat cousin of Camilla accuses estranged wife of lying and being ‘past child-bearing age’

An aristocrat has accused his estranged wife of falsely claiming she was five years younger than she was – and costing him a larger family as a result. Charles Villiers, 58, who is related to Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, filed for divorce from his wife Emma Villiers, 62, in Scotland in 2014.  The long-running dispute, … Read more

Aristocrat, 26, joined activists to spray red paint on Israeli defence firm HQ, court hears 

Aristocrat, 26, whose birthday party at family’s Perthshire estate featured in Tatler magazine joined pro-Palestinian activists to spray red paint on London HQ of Israeli defence firm, court hears Doone Stormonth-Darling accused of attacking Elbit Systems in London last year Stormonth-Darling, and 4 others, used paint-filled fire extinguishers paint it Was in protest at the … Read more

The fascinating story of Britain’s ‘first black aristocrat’

The extraordinary story of Britain’s first black aristocrat has been retold in a podcast about the chatelaines of the UK’s grandest stately homes.  Lady Mansfield of Scone Palace, in Perth, spoke on the Duchess podcast about Dido Elizabeth Belle, who was born in 1761 to an enslaved woman and a British Naval officer stationed in … Read more

Aristocrat reports estranged wife to police for BIGAMY saying she never told him of secret marriage

Aristocrat reports his estranged wife to police for BIGAMY and accuses her of being married to another man when she married him as she asks for £10k-a-month in divorce Aristocrat Charles Villiers, 57, has reported estranged wife to police for bigamy He claims wife of 18 years, Emma Villiers, 61, never told him of secret marriage  … Read more

Gun-toting aristocrat, 73, puts 13-bed 2,000 acre Somerset mansion for rent for £20,000 a month

An eccentric gun-toting aristocrat has put his 13-bedroom 2,000 acre Somerset country home up for rent for £20,000 a month.  Sir Benjamin Slade, 74, has put 600-year-old Maunsel House, where Geoffrey Chaucer wrote part of The Canterbury Tales, up for rent – after putting it on the market last April for £2.2million and finding no … Read more

Aristocrat and interior designer locked in court battle over refurbishment of Notting Hill mansion

Aristocrat and interior designer to the royal family are locked in bitter court battle over refurbishment of £11.5million mansion in London’s upmarket Notting Hill Lord James Russell claims contractors botched £4 million revamp of their home The Russells argue in court papers the project went over budget by £1 million  Lucinda Sanford Ltd blames extra … Read more